What Manufacturers Need To Know In 2018

We know it's always said, but this New Year holds some exciting developments in the technology world; from robots, to artificial intelligence, IOT, 3D printing and online developments! Let’s get started: Top 5 trends that manufacturers should look out for in 2018. 1. Robots Otherwise known as Cobots (Collaborative Robots). There's been a lot of panic and scare over computerised systems taking over the working world and leaving us mere mortals with nothing but scraps to fight over. Whilst they may be able to eliminate humdrum tasks and jobs, they will also create new and different jobs — close to 15 million over the next decade, according to Forrester Research estimates. To look at this in a less technophobic style, these collaborative robots actually offer the possibility of progression for those stuck in repetitive jobs that can otherwise be completed by a 'Cobot'. 2. Artificial Intelligence Previously a term only heard of in sci-fi films, AI is now becoming integrated into businesses in all sectors & even our homes. We have seen the likes of IBM Watson, SAP Leonardo, Salesforce Einstein and other major software companies all launching embedded AI right into their platforms. Though the trends of AI for recreational use may grow to become a forgotten trend, its stake in business markets is not only here to stay, it's due to completely explode the way in which businesses work...and we're excited to see whats to come; even if it is an AI takeover. Pull up a seat because [...]

What Manufacturers Need To Know In 20182019-04-17T16:49:14+00:00

Drones & Flying Legally: What You Need To Know

Drones also referred to as remotely piloted aircraft systems (RPAS) or unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) have become a popular item, commercially and recreationally. They’re fun gadgets but also effective tools for businesses with warehouse surveying, search and rescue aids, delivery tools in otherwise unaccessible terrains & many more capabilities. This blog will break down the restrictions on flying drones from a video production point of view, ensuring all of your video or photographic footage is legal. The restrictions of flying drones is consistently updating due to the innovative nature of the products year on year, so it’s best to revisit the Civil Aviation Authority  website to keep up to date with the most recent news. What are the current drone laws? Currently, operators must keep drones within their line of sight, and under 400ft (120m). They must not be flown within 150ft (50m) of people and property, or within 500ft (150m) of crowds and built-up areas and 50 metres of a person, vessel, vehicle or structure not under the control of the pilot. Most regulations are slightly blurred when it comes to exemptions. You're allowed to be in a closer range when taking off and the weight of your drone can effect these guidelines. You must avoid flying it within 150 metres of a congested area. It is imperative that drones are kept well away from aircraft, airports and airfields. Those who endanger the safety of an aircraft through the use of drones could face a five-year prison sentence. Legal responsibility for [...]

Drones & Flying Legally: What You Need To Know2019-04-17T16:49:36+00:00